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Rodika Tollefson What Pokémon GO Says About Us Despite our rural remoteness, the Key didn’t escape the Pokémon GO craze that swept the planet in July. As this augmented-reality (AR) mobile … more
Meredith Browand Voters in Washington State have an unparalleled opportunity this month to cast a ballot that will save lives. Passing Initiative 1491 would give family members and law enforcement … more
Dale Goodvin The Hogs Are in the Parlor Here in the Next Dimension, nothing is automatically accepted as truth, whatever its origin. In the very month we are asked to prove our patriotism by … more
Sue Surratt When the Ships Are Down Fall is in the air. It’s a time to slow down, recharge and reset our batteries. The same is true for Herron Island’s M/V Charlie Wells. The private … more
Rob Vajko It's about keeping, not making Presidential candidates make many promises. They promise to make America great again; they promise free health care or a free college education. They … more
Frank Slater First Principles Our Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with … more
Jeff Minch Jeff Minch Rubbing It In As summer comes to an end, so does my training routine. Since the beginning of May, I have been training for a 50K trail race coming up in October at … more
Carolyn Wiley Fifteen Years Later Party-time banter was just that, party-time banter. It was more than a decade after 9/11, and more years have gone by since, but impressions of that night … more
Anne Nesbit Mental health goes to school Positive mental health is essential for the development of young people, but students are rarely taught how to maintain good mental health and how to … more
Cathy Warner Misdirection “Directions to 12345 345th Avenue Court NW, KPN.” Try asking Siri to help you navigate the Key by giving her a five-digit house number, followed by a … more
Dale Goodvin American Mythology The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “myth” as follows: “An idea or story that is believed by many people, but that is not true.” Millions … more
Kevin Reed Write About Your Life (Yes, YOU) So, here's a recommendation for what it's worth: Write about your life. Just start writing things down about what you remember about your life. … more
Carolyn Wiley The Group Dynamic Volunteerism is a way of life on the Key Peninsula and whether you have volunteered for an on-Key group—or in the off-Key world—you are aware of the … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Love thy neighbor Violence changes us. It drills into our hearts with anxiety and fear. Violence drives us to self-protection. It puts us constantly on watch … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis It was the summer of 1992. I had recently moved to Seattle and was on the ferry to Southworth crossing Colvos Passage, the strait between Vashon Island and the Kitsap … more
Sue Surratt Fourth of July—Herron Island Style It's a reunion of sorts as you walk up Herron Road from the ferry dock. Islanders and guests mingle and prepare for a weekend of patriotic … more
Frank Slater Elections Belong to the People Abraham Lincoln spoke of our government as being of the people, by the people, and for the people. National polls show unprecedented unfavorable … more
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